Category: Iraq

Spc. Stephen Fortunato: why I served

From the Boston Globe: “The following is a blog entry written on Aug. 30, 2008, by Army Specialist Stephen Fortunato, who was killed Tuesday in Afghanistan when the vehicle he was riding in was blown up by an improvised explosive device. This entry was forwarded to the Globe by his mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Crawford. If [Continue]

there are multiple reasons for my boycott

Huh. So Cold Ware era Soviet athletes were fine. East European ones, too. And the Iraqi athletes under Saddam, no problem. Oh, and bribery is fine, just ask, well, everyone who’s ever hosted an Olympics. Every Tom, Dick, & Harry dictator who appointed buddies to run their olympic committee and who forced to use drugs, [Continue]

shameless and disgraceful

That Was Counterterrorism, Senator “Presidential Candidate Obama’s statements in and about Iraq in the past 24 hours have been nothing less than shameless and disgraceful. While we strive to avoid political discussion at ThreatsWatch, criticism of his words transcends rank political partisanship if for no other reason than his claims are simply and flatly untrue, [Continue]

cool bike in iraq

Some soldier over in Iraq took two bikes and mashed them together to make one bike that will carry his SAW and a full combat load as he bikes around his base. Very cool! Here’s How-to make a homemade Sport Utility Bike, which is what the bike above is. And, in other bike related stuff, [Continue]

today Adam heads to iraq

Cousin Adam of Arabia is heading back to Iraq this evening. His daughter is about two weeks old. Hopefully he’ll be able to get some college courses done, or some leadership stuff done, so that when he gets back he’ll have a better chance at becoming a warrant officer.

desert called peace

Just finished Desert Called Peace. It’s set mostly 500 years from now, after a planet has been colonized. Earth has been taken over by the UN, or it’s successor. On Terra Nova there is a 9/11 type event. An ex-soldiers family is killed in it, and he plots his revenge. He’s able to raise an [Continue]

thanks and praise

“Thanks and Praise: I photographed men and women, both Christians and Muslims, placing a cross atop the St. John’s Church in Baghdad. They had taken the cross from storage and a man washed it before carrying it up to the dome. A Muslim man had invited the American soldiers from “Chosen” Company 2-12 Infantry to [Continue]